Published in Medical Device Law Weekly, April 25th, 2004
According to a study from South Korea, "although the infusion of umbilical cord blood (UCB) from multiple donors can be a strategy to overcome the cell dose limitation frequently encountered in UCB transplantation, clinical trials have revealed that cells from one donor dominate engraftment. To investigate the origin of and the factors influencing this inequality, we performed mixed transplantation of 2 UCB units with varying degrees of HLA disparities into NOD/SCID mice and determined donor origins by polymerase chain reaction-sequence-specific oligonucleotide probe (PCR-SSOP) or real-time...
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